Do as I say not as I do: Health Minister Brad Hazzard coughs into his HAND rather than his elbow as he warns Australians to take conoravirus containment measures seriously
- The NSW Health Minister was left red-faced after ignoring advice by authorities
- People are being urged to to cough into their elbow if they don’t have a tissue
- But Brad Hazzard was caught coughing into his hand at a press conference
Health Minister Brad Hazzard was caught coughing into his hand during a press conference expressing his frustrations at beachgoers ignoring social distancing measures.
The head of the NSW’s health system was photographed behind the New South Wales Chief of Health Kerry Chant ignoring their own best practice cough etiquette.
The Minister had just aired frustration about beachgoers ignoring directives around social distancing measures at Bondi Beach.
‘We are in different times. We need to behave in different ways’ Mr Hazzard said.
New South Wales Health Minister Brad Hazzard has been filmed coughing into his hand after a press conference reprimanding people for ignoring the government’s health advice
Minister Hazzard reinforced the need for New South Wales residents to keep strict social distancing measures before launching into an announcement about the further spread of COVID-19 via the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship’s arrival in Sydney.
‘It doesn’t matter where you are. Whether you’re on Bondi or whether you’re in a church- separate by 1.5 metres. Make sure you’re looking after yourself because not only are you looking after yourself, you’re looking after your family and your friends when you follow those very basic health directions,’ Mr Hazzard said.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard had just aired frustration about beachgoers ignoring directives around social distancing measures at Bondi Beach
The New South Wales health website includes information around the best practice cough etiquette.
‘When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth.’
‘If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow,’ the advice reads.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted New South Wales health for comment.
The New South Wales health website includes information around the best practice cough etiquette